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Arthur Griffith arriving at the Mansion House in Dublin on July 11th, 1921 after the truce is declared. Photograph: The National Museum of Ireland

What happened in 1921 in Ireland? A lot is the short answer. The two jurisdictions on this island which are now the Republic of Ireland and Northern(...)

The Custom House, then centre of local government, burns in May 1921. The operation to destroy it involved nearly 200 Volunteers. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The first six months of 1921 were by far the most violent period of the Irish War of Independence. In late 1920, a halt to the violence had looked p(...)

A statue of a soldier erected to commemorate those who took part in the War of Independence in the village square of Galbally, Co Limerick. Photograph:  Getty

County: Limerick Incident: Shooting of Robert Byrnes Date: April 6th, 1919 IRA volunteers claimed they were ready to rise up against the British army(...)

Richie Tuohy and Orlagh Eichholz behind the flag that made headlines in 2012. Photograph: Ronan Palliser

The Co Limerick man who captured the German nation’s hearts and the Irish public’s imagination with a cheeky flag has now captured the heart of a Germ(...)

Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

Primary schoolchildren from Gaelscoil na bhFál in Belfast research material for Across and Open Field, Ireland’s first history publication written and illustrated by children.

It was one of the most successful children’s projects in the history of the State. In 1937, 100,000 school primary school pupils were tasked with gat(...)

Police officers from North West England travelled to Ireland earlier this week, to carry out planned searches of a location in Co Limerick, as part of(...)